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How to know if you need an over-the-counter hearing aid, or a doctor

Not all hearing loss is equal. Audiologists and hearing experts offered up tips on how to know if over-the-counter aids are right for you, and when hearing symptoms should entail

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Q&A: Back-to-school anxiety

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have two sons, ages 5 and 14. My eldest is always excited to start school and have new adventures. My younger son will begin kindergarten this

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New consensus on medical menstrual suppression developed

In a new clinical consensus document, the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists offers guidance regarding the role of hormonal medications for menstrual suppression. Oluyemisi Adeyemi-Fowode, M.D., and Kathryn C.

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Rural residence tied to poorer adherence to radiation treatment for cancer

Rural residence is associated with both radiation treatment (RT) nonadherence and poorer overall survival among cancer patients, according to a study recently published in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology,

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Statins recommended for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in adults

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concludes that people aged 40 to 75 years at high risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) should receive statins. This finding forms the basis

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People with dementia may be less likely to receive an advanced treatment for stroke

Among people having the most common type of stroke—one caused by a blood vessel blockage—those with dementia appear less likely than others to receive an advanced clot removal treatment, a

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Physical activity may have a stronger role than genes in longevity

Previous research has shown that low physical activity and greater time spent sitting are associated with a higher risk of death. Does risk change if a person is genetically predisposed

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